Madeleine's Most Recent Posts

Does your mind chatter?

  I often talk about the incessant chatter of the mind in our mindfulness classes. I recalled one morning when I awoke, but before even opening my eyes to the day, I noticed a dialogue running in my mind that seemed to come out of nowhere. I kept my eyes closed and listened. Basically, it

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End inner conflict

  “Mr. Duffy lived a short distance from his body.” James Joyce, A Painful Case In ‘A Painful Case’ Joyce goes on to describe the consequences of living a short distance outside the body and my epiphany is that this is a perfect description of how many people live their lives. By being disconnected from

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How not to leak energy like Donald Trump

  I love that quote. I see us all on the earth busying ourselves like ants on an anthill, scurrying around toward some perceived end that never arrives. It sometimes feels like that doesn’t it? It’s no wonder at the end of our lives people wished they had slowed down and savoured the journey.  First

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Your Basic Goodness

  Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!  Whether you feel thankful or not is not dependent on where you are, what you have, or who you are with. It is a perspective.  How do you choose to see the world when you wake up? Is it a place to be conquered, mastered, or protected from? Is it a

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The smallest shift for the biggest change….

I went to a gentle yoga class the other day thinking it would be good to stretch, slow down and breathe. What I got was much less, and much, much more. As we climbed in and out of postures, the pace was slow… much slower than I had anticipated. When I realized this, I had

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